Windows 10: Upgrade from Windows 8.1 After Dec. 31

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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       31 Dec 2017 #11

    philipyip said: View Post
    We won't know for sure until we try...

    ....I would suspect however that they merely want to remove the Assistive Technologies installer because its Build 14393 (Version 1607) and it reaches End of Life soon.
    My suspicion is that your mechanisms 1, 2 & 3 had to be allowed to continue in secret because it was impossible to turn them off while they were still needed to support the Assistive Technologies route. As you say, we won't know for sure until we try. That's why I've set aside some real hardware (not just a VM) to test it in the new year. About a month in seems an appropriate time to try.
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  2.    01 Jan 2018 #12

    Hi folks
    and Glešilegt nżtt įr (Happy New year to every one).

    There might be a loop hole here -- I've still got a bootable USB install stick which I made via Rufus from a version of Windows 10 around middle of 2017. I added the ei.cfg text file to get a prompt over which version of Windows to install -- I use W10 Pro. So it's also possible when you make the creation tool from the ms site newer versions might have a different activation mechanism built in. !!

    Tested with an old TechNet key for W8.1 pro on a VM on a piece of hardware I've never had Windows on --tested with a spare HP ProLiant Micro server Gen 8 that I'm possibly going to upgrade to the Gen 10 model (both those are micro cube format servers --very good as desktops too !!!! and minimal space required).

    Activated fine (Jan 1 2018). So at least for TODAY it's still working. Note I was running the W10 system as a VM on a host running on a Linux Centos box with VMware work station rel 14.1

    You can upgrade that older version of W10 to latest version via normal Windows update.

    Now off for some decent "Liquid Lobotomy" today !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 5,408
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       01 Jan 2018 #13

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    ...at least for TODAY it's still working...
    That's keen, but a bit early in the day (Redmond time, that is) to be testing. 12:00 EST seems the 'traditional' time for MS to change things (like releasing updates). I'm resisting the temptation to test just yet, if I can hold out that long I'm aiming for 30 days.
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  4.    01 Jan 2018 #14

    Bree said: View Post
    That's keen, but a bit early in the day (Redmond time, that is) to be testing. 12:00 EST seems the 'traditional' time for MS to change things (like releasing updates). I'm resisting the temptation to test just yet, if I can hold out that long I'm aiming for 30 days.
    Hi there @Bree

    Was up early -- needed to get a machine ready for Tuesday --Back to work again.

    Now watching some Engish football in "The English Pub" in central Reykjkavik this afternoon. Temp around -4 deg but not snowing !!!


    Bar called : Enskibarinn. Website below.

    The English Pub Popular pub in Reykjavik, Iceland (Ensk means English in Icelandic, bar --obvious what that means !!)

    Bar has a load of English football supporters visiting from UK for New Year with a load of "Boll--ks to Brexit" t-shirts on -- can't even avoid that stuff here !!!! Iceland isn't even a member of the EU !!! (although an EEA country).

    great atmosphere and Premier League is always popular -- No Sat PM 15.00 or other days block - all games are available on a multitude of channels

    Cheers
    jimbo
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